Saturday, March 10, 2007

How to Name it

The stage was set. He looked at his backyard and wondered the consequences should he go ahead with what he had planned to do. It could either be his best or turn to be the most disastrous idea ever implemented.

He mentally drafted a list of items he would need to prepare his latest recipe. He looked at his last recipe and wondered what went wrong with it. It was a very good draft and he was happy when he looked at it at that time. But there was something missing in it and that is why he needed to prepare this new recipe. Of course it would take him a lot of effort and time to finish it with perfection, but a consummate artist of perfection that he was, he wanted this one to be his best.

He looked at the various ingredients on his shelf marked as sugar, salt, spicy and so on. What should the final taste be like? He started with salt and some spice. Of course he was not sure that the amount of spice would remain the same every time he would prepare the recipe, but the final output should definitely be sweet. He baked it more tender unlike his previous recipe which mostly would either be half baked or burnt or hard at edges and so on. He wondered if he should make it more appealing to the eye or just tasty enough. But he decided that irrespective of the shape and design, what mattered most was the taste of the recipe.

Ahhh...there it was. Nice, tender, sweet and wonderful. Boy...he was one amazing artist, aint he? He knew that this recipe might create a furor in his world. People would go crazy, fight over it, maybe even a war or two might happen, it could lead to jealousy and mayhem. He wondered if it would spoil the balance. But then he realized something. His recipe had the supreme power of recreating itself. Out of love for his creation, he had bestowed upon it his supreme power of creation and that he wondered should make this his most wonderful product ever made. He looked and wondered what he should call it. It was certainly better than his previous creation although this fact would not be accepted by one and all.

And that is how God created her....and named her WOMAN.

P.S: Belated happy Women’s Day
P.S1: I would never understand why Women’s day and Valentines day need to be celebrated when one can be happy to be a woman or fall in love on any day of the year :-)

58 comments:

Heidi Kris said...

:D

Nithya said...

Thanks :P lol

Now that was a real good post..I thought it was some real slurpalicious recipe, that u were writing abt...

Yummy post though :)

Heidi Kris said...

>:D< awesome as usual. I feel special after reading ur post :-) thank you so much. If not for men folks like you to admire and appreciate us, we are no where. Thanks Harish :-)

Nivi said...

"His recipe had the supreme power of recreating itself. Out of love for his creation, he had bestowed upon it his supreme power of creation and that he wondered should make this his most wonderful product ever made."
A.W.E.S.O.M.E
The fact tht god himself wasnt quite sure abt the recipe was gr8. A gr8 pun.U amaze me with every post.Kudos.
And a delicious recipe.
and THANKS!!!! u just won all our votes :-)

Aparna said...

Thanks for the wonderful post Harish!
Even though you are saying belated wishes, you have wished in a way no one else has!
Btw, I completely agree with P.S.1.

Dreamzz said...

//P.S1: I would never understand why Women’s day and Valentines day need to be celebrated when one can be happy to be a woman or fall in love on any day of the year :-)/

ithu highlight!
namakkum puriyala!

I guess it is like this...

ella idathilayum kathu irandhaalum, fanukku munna utkarntha eppadi nammakku kaathu forcea feel panromaa, athu maari, ella naalum itha parthu, palagi irundhaalum, athukkku enru oru naal allocate panna, we will think more abt it illaiya?

daily namma jannal veliyil irukkum marama rasikka mattom.. aana ennaikaachum oru naal aaga.. evlo alaga irukku enru paarpom. that doesnt decrease ite beauty for the prev days ...

romba confuse pannitena?

ok;)

Hell's Angel said...

simple reason y women's day is celebrated.. i assume u acquiesce with the fact that women are treated no equal to men atleast in India? Atleast by celebrating women's we women try to remind men folks to treat us better and in a way get better allowances!!well im no feminist.. that last line in ur post just pricked my brain..

Deepa said...

A post like this from a man??!! attaboy!:-)

Marutham said...

:) Cute & Thanx :D !!!

Post was really too good :P !!
Recipe?? :P
I thought u r into cooking...but nala irundhadhu indha style ...
Loved it harish :)
Creative kudhirai ottamaa odudhu ;)
Enna achu?? ;)
Am seeing from bulk post :P LOL!!!
Hehe...Btw, Indha oru naal edhukuna..matha naal marandhutomna andha nalavadhu gnabagam vechuka ... :P edhanu kekadheenga??Date'a dhaan :P
wish panna :) DHAAN!!

Aditi said...

That is a very sweet story... and well written...

G3 said...

Cute one.. In the starting itself knew it was not something related to food.. but women-nu expect pannala.. As usual superb narration :-)

//I would never understand why Women’s day and Valentines day need to be celebrated when one can be happy to be a woman or fall in love on any day of the year :-)//
Nyaayama kelvi dhaan.. Naanga matha naalum celebrate pannuvom.. annikkum celebrate pannuvom ;-)

G3 said...

//Belated happy Women’s Day//

Thanks solla marandhutten.. Thanks for your wishes :-)

Vidya said...

Very nice post ! :D And I second your opinion of V-day but for a different reason. One cannot romance a person on a single day and get away with just that day !!

:D

Vidya

Serendipity said...

Beautiful post :)

Bhargavi sekhar said...

*grinning from ear to ear*
danke! :)

Gayathri said...

Pretty innovative. :-)
And yes, belated thanks. For the wishes. :D

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

Thanku for making the Women's day more special! :)

brute said...

creativity at its best!...
hey only girls commented till now... ;)..
wassp bro?? lol...

Harish said...

@Heidi
all men do respect women I guess....just that someone had to put it in words :-)

@Nithya
As long as u loved it...mission served :D

@Nivi
"u just won all our votes"
Hee hee....Vote vechchu naan enna election laya nikka poren. Jus thought I wld wish in a different way :D

Harish said...

@Aparna
Tried my best :-)

@Dreamzz
maamu...appo Mens day en nama kondaada koodadu :D

@Brindha
Oops...The last line was seriously written. Didnt want to pick a fight though :-(

Harish said...

@Deepa
Hee hee...May truth reign supreme..

@Marutham
"Creative kudhirai ottamaa odudhu "
Bayamurutaadae ma....eniki kudira nikka pogudu nu teriyala :-(

@Aditi
Thanks a ton yaar :-)

Harish said...

@G3
"Naanga matha naalum celebrate pannuvom.. annikkum celebrate pannuvom ;-)"
Adu daan spirit...

@Vidya
"One cannot romance a person on a single day and get away with just that day !! "
same thoughts :D

@Serendipity
Thanks yaar :-)

Harish said...

@Bhargavi
Mission accomplished :D

@gayatri
tried my best :D

@Ponnarasi
Wrote what I thought was correct. I guess we all agree on that :D

Harish said...

@Brute
Bro...Dreamzz male daan. Now...what can I do abt this :-)

Ganesh Ranganathan said...

nice post....:-)

Lavs said...

I chanced upon your blog and was immediately hooked on to your writing.Your short stories are identifiable and always come with a twist in the end.Interesting stuff! I read all your archived entries-My favourites are Love Actually, Jessica Lal case, A wedding and a funeral and Abhi and Aishu story. This latest post is icing on the cake. Keep up your good work!

Sonata said...

hehehe..dont worry i wont wage a war against u..so chill..:-P

Sonata said...

btw cool u have been blogging quite regularly.. atlast i awoke u!!

Padma said...

ur ps1 is very apt.. i too feel like these day celebrations are just to create a hype and sell greetings cards and gifts.. nothing more than that:)..

Contented said...

With this post, you won lots of women hearts I guess...:P

Nicely written! Though I don't buy your story...:))

KK said...

Kalakita Guru! :)
Nee inga iruka vendiyavane illai :)

@G3,//In the starting itself knew it was not something related to food.. but women-nu expect pannala..//
Athan therinja vishayamaache :D

Sat said...

hehehe
that reminds me of that thing i once suttufied from a forward;
god created man before woman because the rough draft is always followed by the master piece...heheeh
glad at least one guy acknowledges that fact :P

Sat said...

on another note, ennathuku nee ivalo ice vaikira...what si the matter???

Has to be me said...

Nice one for women's day! :) It sure was yum!!! :D

Syam said...

late ah pottaalum latest ah pottu thaakiteenga...:-)

பொற்கொடி said...

:D idhan ellor reactionum! ennodadhum :D

Sree's Views said...

Hello Harish..
Thanks for the wishes...Indha post romba nalla irundhudhu..
Hmm..yours is the best Women's day wish I read so far!
:)

SKM said...

//I would never understand why Women’s day and Valentines day need to be celebrated when one can be happy to be a woman or fall in love on any day of the year :-)//
idhellam ippodhan aarambichu irukkanga. yengalukku yellam yennaalum Women's day,yella naalum valentine's daydhan.Nan adhukaga yellam wish pannradhae illa.

As usual your recipe post is too good with your flawless flow of words.Enjoyed reading.

Marutham said...

oh my!! Masku....
Sorry sorry- odattum..epdi venaalum odatum... :|

Revathi said...

thank you!!:):)

My days(Gops) said...

thanks for ur b'day wishes .....

My days(Gops) said...

42 post'a padikala......padichitu oru

My days(Gops) said...

43 comment'a poduren

My days(Gops) said...

44 adhukku munaaala oru chinna velai irruku

My days(Gops) said...

45 adhu enna'nu ungallukkku theriaadhu

My days(Gops) said...

46 aaanalum naaan sollanum

My days(Gops) said...

47 adhu vandhu

My days(Gops) said...

48 enna'na

My days(Gops) said...

49 ellam

My days(Gops) said...

50 indha half century'ku thaaaan...


appppala varen...
filter kappi'oda waitees pannunga ok?

varta

kuttichuvaru said...

pullarikkuthu machi!!

Harish said...

@Ganesh
Thanks yaar

@Lavs
You made my day :D
But I was not able to check your blog :-(

@Brindha
Hee hee....Romba kannu vekkadae yaar :-)

Harish said...

@Padma
Perfectly said :)

@Contented
Well...instead of the normal wish I tried something different.

@KK
nanba....edo namalaala mudinjadu

Harish said...

@sat
Instead of just wishing with a pic, I tried it my way. Thats all :D

@HTBM
As long as you love it :D

@Syam
Edo ennala mudinjadu thalaiva

@Porkodi
:D

Harish said...

@Sree
Thanks a ton yaar :D

@SKM
Privileged as always hearing it from you.

@Marudu
Uhumm....no no no....

@revathi
Anytime :D

Harish said...

@Gops
Nanba....pullarikidu po :D

@Kuttychuvaru
hee hee...freeya vidu maamu. :D

nikki said...

I just could'nt stop myself from commenting. Wonderful narration. I guess this post would have earned u a multitude of admirers from the other gender.

Harish said...

@Nikki
Thanks for stopping by yaar. Well...I just wanted to wish in a different way :D